FSSAI Subjects

Food Safety and Standard Authority (FSSAI) is established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. It is headed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. FSSAI has announced vacancies for various posts, and the CBT/CBT-1/ written examinations have been scheduled from 28th to 31st March 2022.

The exams will be held for the posts of Technical Officers, Central Food Safety Officers, Food Analysts, Assistant Managers (IT and Non-IT) and Personal Assistants. Candidates willing to appear for the exams should be thorough with the FSSAI subjects in the syllabus. An in-depth knowledge of each subject and the topic will give the candidates a head-start in the examination.

The details about the latest exam pattern and syllabus are released in the official FSSAI notification. Candidates can get details about the same at the linked article.

Preparing for the upcoming FSSAI exam? Complement it with the links given below:

FSSAI List of Subjects

The exam date of FSSAI CBT has been postponed due to the rise in COVID cases. The exam dates were previously decided to be held from 17th January 2022 to 20th January 2022. However, it has been rescheduled to 28th to 31st March 2022.

The subjects included in the syllabus broadly consist of two parts:

1. Computer Literacy and General Aptitude: Computer subject knowledge, General Awareness, English Language, General Intelligence, etc.

2. Functional Knowledge Test: FSSAI subject matter knowledge, structure, the function of FSSAI, etc.

Detailed Subject list of FSSAI:

achievers can find the subjects of the FSSAI syllabus in the following parts and sub-parts:

Part One:

Computer Literacy and General Aptitude:

General Intelligence: Problem-solving, Analogies, Judgment, Arithmetical reasoning, Decision making, Visual memory, Arithmetical number series, Relationship concepts, etc., are the subjects included here. Achievers can know the FSSAI subject code from here.

The problem-solving capability of the candidate is assessed in this part.

Computer Literacy:

Knowledge of emails, MS Office (excel, word, PowerPoint), Google document basic commands, generally used social media handles like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc., is essential in this section.

English Language Comprehension:

This section constitutes word substitution, synonyms, antonyms, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, etc.

General Awareness:

In this segment, candidates need to keep themselves updated with the latest events and news and be aware of daily. The candidates need to read newspaper articles daily.

Also, given below are a few links to help candidates prepare for the FSSAI exam:

Computer Knowledge

Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning Question & Answers

General English for Competitive Exams

Static GK

MS Office

Part Two:

Functional Knowledge Test Syllabus:

International and India Food Laws:

This section covers various laws and regulations implemented in India and worldwide regarding the safety and security of the food and the consumers.

FSSAI- Functions, Role, Initiatives:

In this section, achievers can study information on the evolution and formation of FSSAI. Other than this, overview of systems and processes in standards, enforcement, structure and functions of food authority, imports, laboratory ecosystem, third-party audit, clean street food hub, promoting wholesome and safe food (Right to food), food facts like SNF (Solid not Fat) and RUCO (Repurposed Used Cooking Oil) food fortification, the role of state food authorities, training and capacity building, etc.

Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006:

Definitions, provision, and different sections of the Act and implementation, International Food Control Systems/Laws, Standards/Guidelines and Regulations about Food Safety- Overview of CODEX Alimentarius Commission (Members, History, Advisory mechanisms, and Standard setting: JMPR, JEMRA, JECFA): WTO agreements (TBT/SPS) FSS Rules and Regulations, and Important international and national accreditation bodies.

For a detailed FSSAI syllabus and exam pattern to get a better understanding of the examination, candidates can visit the linked article.

FSSAI General Exam Information

Some of the general information about the FSSAI Exam is given in the table below:

Recruitment Body

Food Safety and Standard Authority

Exam Level


Mode of Exam


Selection Process

Computer Based Test

Written test (Pen and paper-based)

Document Verification


N.B: The selection process varies for different posts

Official website


The exact details about the exam pattern are yet to be released. However, the details provided above are based on the previous years’ exam pattern.

Applicants should be well-versed with the syllabus and prepare accordingly for the FSSAI exam. It would ensure securing a good position in the exam. In addition, the preparation according to the subject list will help gather knowledge and expertise to crack the exam.

Aspirants can visit the linked article and get details about the upcoming government exams that comprise current affairs and general awareness as an important topic in the syllabus.

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Other Related Links

FSSAI Age Limit

FSSAI Answer Keys

FSSAI Application Form

FSSAI Vacancy

FSSAI Topper List

FSSAI Admit Card

Frequently Asked Questions on FSSAI Subjects


What is the weightage of different sections assigned in the FSSAI exam?

According to the FSSAI 2021 pattern, Part 1 carried 25% of the weightage, and Part 2 had 75% of the weightage. The FSSAI subjects are divided into parts for that reason.


Is the general syllabus patterning the same for all the FSSAI posts?

No, not all posts of FSSAI have a similar syllabus. There are minor changes in it. For example, there are subjects like Mathematical Logic, Combinatory, etc., for the post of IT Assistant.


Will the subjects change in the 2022 exam?

Generally, the subjects do not change for the exam conducted by FSSAI. However, it is recommended that the candidates check the official website for any change in the syllabus.


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